Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkins, Roses, and Postalpix

How was your Sunday? Did you have a good day?

We're having an Indian Summer here in the northeast. Good, but not good at the same time. Don't get me wrong, I would be happy to warm for the next 6 months! The trees, not so much. Usually by now we have had several hard frosts and the tree's are really beginning to change. Instead we've only had a couple of light frosts and many of the leaves are turning brown and falling off the tree's. It isn't pretty

Looking at the forcast this week there doesn't appear to be even one night at or below freezing. Very odd indeed for New Hampshire. However, we're still getting in the Fall spirit!

In honor of Char from Ramblins, who passed away unexpectedly, earlier this year, I've been wanting to photograph small white pumpkins. See the photo on the upper right side of my blog? I've always loved that photo and I told her so when she published it.

There are many of us bloggers out there that really miss Char. She was such a smart woman with an incredible talent for finding the right words to put with her amazing photos. She was a no-holds-barred kind of lady who told it like she saw it. When Char passed away in early June she left a huge hold in the blog world. We miss you dear friend.

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Oh Instagram, you devil you! You're so addicting!

The big thing now is to order your Instagram images on Postalpix and then trade them with your Instagram friends. I swear, there's always something new coming along!

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And now I'm off to bake an Apple pie. It's in my nature to bake at night, just like my mother always did. Does anyone else bake at night?

This is what it usually looks like just before the pie goes in the oven!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

White pumpkins and soft pink roses - makes such a pretty combination. Beautiful photos. I have not baked anything from scratch in so long - Don't need the goodness sitting around where I will be tempted. :D Homemade apple pie sounds so good.Don't know if we will have much color this year or not - has been pretty dry lately.

Sheilagh said...

Such beautiful photo's they are aweinspiring. I didn't know Char, but all I can say is you have honoured her beautifully.

Baking was always done on Sunday afternoon when I was a child, guess when I bake? We all learn patterns form our mothers don't we? :)

Thank you for such beauty on a cold and stormy night in England.


Unknown said...

I had never seen white pumpkins!

GailO said...

I am surprised we haven't run into each other in the blogging world before because Char was one of my favorite people in this world too. I still miss her and think of her often...she was an inspiration and mentor to me when I first became interested in photography and blogging. So many of her photos I adore and had immediately noticed the one you had on your sidebar...gorgeous! I love your white pumpkin photos...they are special!

I am excited about sharing postalpix with you!

Hjem Kära Hjem/ Anna said...

Hi! So lovely colours, and that pai...yummy!
How do you make it?!

Klem Anna

Unknown said...

beautiful fall pictures

The Curious Cat said...

So sorry to hear about your friend...will go take a look at her blog. Love your photos as always...and a shame about the

Janet Metzger, Artist said...

Lovely photos...I am always so impressed with your camera ability! to the important business...I am sitting here, fork in hand, patiently waiting for my pie ;->

Janet xox

Olivia StClaire said...

I still miss Char, so. Since her passing I've had difficulty putting word to keys/screen - not sure what that's about. Kind of a block.

Beautiful photos as always! I'm a morning baker myself! lol! I'm always to bed early!! xo

Marianne said...

Beautiful photos, Sharon. I can honestly say I've never made a pie on the oven before putting it in the oven. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

sharon said...

Beautiful combination of flowers and white pumpkins. I really like your pictures. Thanks for sharing. I've never seen an apple pie made that way. looks good!

Carol Mattingly said...

So very gorgeous. I love pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Carol

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos in memory of Char. I didn't know her at all or even her blog. You are thoughtful to remember her. I've never tried to use my cooktop for making pastry. That's an original idea! Blessings, Pamela

Carolynn Anctil said...

I love your white pumpkin photos. I didn't know Char and I feel that I really missed out. :o/
Pumpkin pie is my all time favourite. I'm going to have to make some soon. After we move, maybe, to celebrate and fill our new home with yummy smells. !

Georgianna said...

I love these images, Sharon, especially the pumpkins and rose petals. And your new header – honestly, your headers are the best! I well remember the one from the first time I visited here.

Thanks again for the advice on Instagram. I downloaded all the apps tonight. Oh dear!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet the pie was delicious! We are having Indian Summer here today, well, up until today when we are having light rain.

Jan's camera said...

Sharon, I love these pumpkin photos. I had been admiring that white pumpkin photo that belongs to your friend. It's lovely. There are so many new apps out there my mind is spinning. I will need to try out the Postalpix. Also, which frame did you use for for the 4th photo. I just love it.

Lisa said...

Sharon my Mom used to bake at night . Loved your post. The Roses my fave and hand me the pie and no one will get hurt. :)

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Night baking is the best.

I don't know why I only bake late in the day, either.

And I need to be on Instagram more.

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Donna said...

I really love the unique combination of small white pumpkins and pale pink roses. That's lovely!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautifully captured flavours of the season, the colors are so artfully blended. Thanks for sharing.

Lynda said...

The pumpkins and roses look so pretty together!